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ASUS Z9PA-U8 ATX Server Motherboard LGA 2011 DDR3 1600/1333/1066

  • LGA 2011
  • Intel C602-A PCH
  • 8 x 240pin
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Optimized Dual-Use Server and High-End Workstation Performance

The ATX-sized (EEB mounting) Z9PA-U8 supports the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 and E5-1600 product family, featuring high computing capacity and faster data transmission. Additionally, the Z9PA-U8 fulfills different storage configurations via ASUS PIKE RAID cards, and through the ASUS ASMB6-iKVM server management interface offers better system management.

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Commercial Way to Upgrade to Romley Platform

The ATX-sized (EEB mounting hole locations) Z9PA-U8 supports the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-1600 and E5-2600 processor family, featuring high computing capacity and faster data transmission. This server motherboard provides customer a cost-effective way to enter into Romley platform with one way CPU and Desktop (ATX) power supply.


Designed for Datacenter Cache Server Applications

The Z9PA-U8 delivers outstanding data transmission performance with two DIMM per channel and up to 256GB LRDIMM. Thus, it is suitable for datacenters on Cache Server applications, speeding up the access to data and gaining a quick response on the demand from network.

Dual Use for Server and High End Workstation

The design and features of the Z9PA-U8 accommodate usage as a medium to large scale server or high-end workstation for even the most complex tasks. Additionally, it adopts the latest hardware standards, including USB 3.0 for faster data transfers and PCI Express 3.0 enhanced signaling and data integrity.



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MIO-892 Card Supported for 7.1-Channel Audio Experience

The Z9PA-U8 supports the latest ASUS MIO-892 Card. With better enhanced signal-to-noise ratio in a 7.1-channel surround, the MIO card offers great sound quality to complement the robust video power — delivering exhilarating surround sound. Accompanied with a graphics card and MIO-892, Z9PA-U8 becomes a powerful E5-2600 single socket workstation.


Comprehensive Server Management Solution: ASMB6-iKVM and ASWM Enterprise

The ASMB6-iKVM upgrade kit enables dashboard system health monitoring, remote power on/off and control, virtual media over LAN, management LAN fail-over support, and user-friendly web-based graphical interfaces through all major browsers. Moreover, ASWM Enterprise provides one-to-multiple centralized management including BIOS flash, remote control, and power control through a colorful, graphical, and informative interface.





Learn more about the ASUS Z9PA-U8

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
Z9PA-U8

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 2011
CPU Type
Intel Xeon E5-2600/1600 series

Chipsets

Other Chipset
Intel C602-A PCH

Memory

Number of DDR3 Slots
8 x 240pin
DDR3 Standard
DDR3 1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
256GB LRDIMM

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot Location 4: PCI-E x16 (Gen3 X16 Link), Auto switch to x8 link if slot 3 is occupied
Slot Location 6: PCI-E x16 (Gen3 X16 Link), Auto switch to x8 link if slot 5 is occupied
PCI Express x8
Slot Location 1: PCI-E x8 (Gen2 X4 Link)
Slot Location 3: PCI-E x8 (Gen3 X8 Link)
Slot Location 5: PCI-E x8 (Gen3 X8 Link)
PCI Slots
Slot Location 2: PCI 32bit/33MHz
Other Slots
Slot Location 7: MIO Slot for Audio card
Additional Slot 1: PIKE Slot for Stroage expansion

Storage Devices

SATA
4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s + 2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s
SATA RAID
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise(RSTe) (For Windows Only)
(Support Software RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 )
LSI MegaRAID (For Linux/Windows)
(Support Software RAID 0, 1, 10 )

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Aspeed AST2300 16M

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Intel 82574L
LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Second LAN Chipset
Intel 82574L
Second LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
COM
1
Video Ports
D-Sub
USB 1.1/2.0
2 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0

Onboard USB

Onboard USB
1 x USB connector
2 x USB pin header , Up to 4 Devices

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"

Features

Features
Management: ASWM Enterprise

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the ASUS Z9PA-U8

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  • William H.
  • 3/28/2014 12:23:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRevised Review

Pros: Features and price.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My prior review said the memory slots were bad. Turns out the problem was the CPU. After installing a new CPU (same kind as the first, just a new one) it worked perfectly with all four sticks of RAM installed.

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  • William H.
  • 3/23/2014 6:07:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Memmory Slots

Pros: Works great with 1 stick of RAM.

Cons: Will not boot with more than one stick of RAM. I tried another set of RAM, same problem. The first two sets of RAM meet the motherboard specs, but were not on ASUS's QVL list. I got a third set of RAM, which was on the QVL list, but still have the same problem. I have built many computers and servers and am very familiar with installing RAM. I highly doubt the problem was with my installation of the RAM.

Other Thoughts: I have ordered another Z9PA-U8 board, hopefully the new one will work.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

Thank you for your review.

What processor did you have installed? When you have the chance, please contact me through email regarding this case. I look forward to your reply. 3572888.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Michael H.
  • 10/2/2013 8:25:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat MOBO

Pros: Stable, reliable board. Have used over 100 of these boards and I have been very pleased in it's performance and reliability.

Cons: no on board audio

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  • Craig B.
  • 6/17/2013 4:28:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hyper-V Server Board

Pros: I have Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Datacenter running on this server board with Microsoft’s Hyper-V supporting 25 virtual machines and 128 Gig of RAM installed. It runs fast and has been in production for over 2 months now with no problems. I also have 2 LSI Raid controllers connected as well. One with 8 Kingston SSD drives in a Raid 6 and another with 8 Seagate 3 TB drives also in a Raid 6 configuration. The optional iKVM works great as well.

Cons: Only wish Newegg carried the ASMB6-iKVM module themselves. I had to order it from another supplier instead.

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  • Zeno G.
  • 1/18/2013 1:17:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot great, bad QA

Pros: Cheap, holds lots of ram.

Cons: One board had the ram slots fail within 30 days of first use, the second (a different build) came with a bad ram slot out of the box.

When they do work they boot VERY slowly. This has been true of every Asus server board I've ever owned.

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these boards in the past month and a half. The first worked initially and I was happy enough with it.

The day after I ordered a second one of these boards the first one started locking up. After the third restart it stopped booting unless I pulled all but 1 stick of the ram from it. I RMA'd it and started to build my second system. The second board has the same problem. With 1 stick of ram everything is great. As soon as I populate the second slot it will not boot. I have 15 other identical sticks of ram, so I find it highly unlikely that this is a bad piece of ram.

I will definitely return the second board for credit, not a replacement, as at this point I'm pretty convinced this line of boards has a quality control issue. My first RMA should be replaced in the next week and I will have to keep my fingers crossed.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We're sorry to hear about the experience you had with this motherboard. We suggest to check that the memory is properly seated, tested to be working (using the working memory slot or on another board), and in the recommended configuration. Also, try using kits from our QVL (http://support.asus.com/QVL.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=5&m=Z9PA-U8) as they've been tested to work specifically with this particular model. If you would like to continue support, please contact me at cl-benson@asus.com (reference #C1037-8190 in the subject line). However, if the board is determined to have issue as described, please contact us for Advance Replacement Service (ARS) at 812-282-2787 or through email at http://vip.asus.com/eservice/usa_ars.aspx.

For more information on ARS, please visit: http://www.service.asus.com/warranty.aspx#!Advanced%20Replacement/c1j9y. For warranty: visit: http://www.service.asus.com/warranty.aspx#!Server%20Warranty/c1csq.

Regards,
Benson
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-benson@asus.com

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